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Bill Watch: Week of February 22-26

Bill List as of  February 26, 2021      
Category Bill # Bill Explanation  Comments Registration Status
Apprenticeship HF559 (Previously HSB202) Requires 100 hours of contact work between the apprentice and lead sponsor. 2/11 Introduced, referred to Labor. Subcommittee: Stone, Dolecheck and Running-Marquardt. Subcommittee Meeting: 02/15 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0. 2/16 Committee report approving bill.   Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/23
Passed House, yeas 93 nays none. Messaged to the Senate.
 
Apprenticeship SF424 (Previously SSB1149) Relating to the licensure of persons completing an apprenticeship. 2/2 Subcommittee: Koelker, Bisignano, and Cournoyer. Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/8 Subcommittee reassigned: Koelker, Bisignano, and Brown. 2/17 Committee report approving bill. 2/18 Placed on the calendar.  
Apprenticeship SSB1173 Requiers 100 hours of contact work between an apprentice and the lead sponsor in order to qualify for EDA assistance. 2/9 Introduced, referred to Labor and Business Relations. Subcommittee: Driscoll, Dotzler, and Schultz. 2/26 Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/25 Committee report approving bill, renumbered as [].  
Athletics SF386 (Previously SF245) Relating to the compensation of student athletes. 2/3 introduced, referred to Judiciary. 2/9 Subcommittee: Zaun, Boulton, and Johnson. 2/10 Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/17 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/23 Fiscal note (LSB1290SV). Undecid.
Day Care HF301 (Previously HF6) Established a child care workforce state matching grant program and fund administered by the early childhood Iowa state board to award matching state grants to eligible communities. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Human Resources.  Subcommittee: Dolecheck, Andrews, and Ehlert.  1/13 Subcommittee recommends passage.  1/19 Subcommittee recommends passage.  1/28 Introduced, referred to Appropriations. 2/2 Referred to calendar. 2/11 Passed House. Messaged to Senate. Read first time, referred to Human Resources. 2/17 Subcommittee: Green, Lofgren, and Mathis. 2/23 Subcommittee recommends passage. Undecid.
Day Care HF606 (Previously HF 363 and HF3) Permitting businesses new onsite daycare facilities or businesses expansion of existing onsite daycare facilities to qualify as projects under the high quality jobs program. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Economic Growth. 1/20 Subcommittee: Thompson, Bradley and Judge. 1/25 Subcommittee passes 2 to 1. 2/2 Committee report, recommending amendment and passage Committee report approving bill. 2/16 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0. Committee report, recommending amendment and passage. 2/18   
Economic Development HSB193 Creates an incentive program for manufactures to invest in smart technologies. (Industry/ manufacturing 4.0) 2/10 Introduced, referred to Economic Growth. Subcommittee: Brink, Ingels and Judge.  
Economic Development SSB1197 Creates the Manufacturing 4.0 Technology Fund for investments into smart technologies used to improve current manufacturing processes. (Companion to HSB193.) 2/16 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means. Subcommittee: Dawson, Bolkcom, and Sinclair.  
Elections HF590 (Previously HSB213) A bill for an act relating to the conduct of elections, including absentee ballots and voter list maintenance activities, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions. 2/16 introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Kaufmann, Boden, Mascher, Nordman and Wolfe. 2/18 Committee report approving bill. Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/23 Fiscal Note  (LSB2298HV). Amendments H-1107, H-1109 and H-1111 filed. H.J. 535. 2/24
Amendment H-1116 filed. 2/24 Withdrawn.
 
EMS HF562 Allows cities and counties to impose an additional levy for EMS. 2/16 Committee report approving bill, 22-0. Introduced, placed on Ways and Means calendar. 2/23 Passed House, yeas 93 nays none. 2/24 Message to Senate. Read first time, referred to Ways and Means. 2/25 Referred to State Government.  
Freedom of Speech HSB12 Judicial motions and causes of action arising from a person's participation in matters of public significance. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Hite, Bohannan and Westrich. 1/13 Subcommittee recommends passage.   
Freedom of Speech HSB237 Requires the Regents to develop materials and procedures to ensure that the employees responsible for supervising various kinds of student activities understand the policies and duties of the university regarding free speech. 2/23 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Hite, Bohannan and Salmon. Subcommittee Meeting: 02/25/2021 3:00PM. Vote total: 2-1.  
Freedom of Speech HB235 Prohibits state, local governments and public entities from awarding incentives or benefits to companies that censor online. 2/23 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Holt, Wheeler and Wolfe.   
Freedom of Speech SF402 Prohibiting the state or a political subdivision of the state from entering into contracts with, or providing tax incentives of any other benefits to, certain companies that censor online content. 2/18 Introduced, referred to Commerce. 2/22 Subcommittee: Chapman, Mathis, and Schultz. 2/24 Subcommittee scheduled for 8:30 a.m; recommends passage. Undecid.
Freedom of Speech SF478 (Previously SSB1205) Providing for training, prohibitions, and requirements related to first amendment rights at K12 and public postsecondary institutions. 2/16 Introduced, referred to Education. Subcommittee: Sinclair, Quirmbach, and Taylor, J. 2/17 Subcommittee recommends passage. 2/24 Committee report approving bill 11-4.   
Future Ready Iowa SF394 Adds Early Childhood education as an eligible program of study for Last Dollar Scholarship Program. 2/17 Introduced, referred to Education. 2/22 Subcommittee: Sinclair, Rozenboom, and J. Smith.   
K12 HF308 (Successor HSB110) Senior Year Plus.  Provides an option for a student who is unable to meet all grade level proficiency requirements to enroll in a Dual Credit course.    S-3028 Conforms the bill to SF262 to allow schools to jointly adopts rules with postsecondary institutions. Adopted 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. Subcommittee: Sorensen, Dolecheck and Mascher. 1/27 Subcommittee recommends passage. 1/28 Education Committee approved; 22 yea, 0 nay.  Moves to debate calendar. 2/1 Introduced and placed on the calendar. 2/10 Passed House, yeas 94, nays 0.  Messaged to the Senate.  2/17 Passed the Senate 48-0; Returned to the House. 2/23 House concurred in Senate amendment. Passed House, yeas 93 nays none. Messaged to the Senate. 2/23 Passed Senate, 48-0. Passed House, 93-0. Goes to the Governor. For
K12 HF51 Creates a new and advanced opportunity program for students enrolled in public schools to take overload and dual credit courses to be able to graduate early.  Allows for scholarships and funding to pay for credit bearing exams and certifications. 1/14 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/19 Subcommittee: Wills, Donahue and Stone.  1/21 Subcommittee meeting.  1/21 Subcommittee recommends passage. Undecid.
K12 HF593 Authorizes school districts and local or regional economic development organizations to establish career academies and modifies the definition of work-based learning offered by career academies. 2/18 Introduced, referred to Economic   
K12 SF127 Savings grant program for students attending a nonpublic school. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/27 Subcommittee: Carlin, Celsi, and Zaun.  
K12 SF128 Savings grant program for students attending a nonpublic school. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/27 Subcommittee: Carlin, Celsi, and Zaun.  
K12 SF159 (Prev. SSB1065) Proposes Student First Scholarship Program for non-public students; Provisions for Charter Schools; Addresses Diversity in Open Enrollment plans; Electronic Records; and Tuition Credits. 1/20 Introduced, referred to Education. Subcommittee: Sinclair, Quirmbach, and Zaun.  1/27 Subcommittee recommends passage. Referred to Appropriations. 1/28 Senate approves 26 yea, 21 nays; immediate passage. 2/1 House - Read first time, referred to Education. 2/2 Fiscal Note. Undecid.
K12 SF272 Postsecondary education subsidy for students between the ages of 18 and 22 who is regularly attending a course in CTE training as part of a regular school program. 2/8 Introduced, referred to Education.  2/10 Subcommittee: Sinclair, Rozenboom, and J. Smith.  
Licensure HF280 (Previously HSB99) Renewal of CDL licenses without examination. (Companion bill SF318). 1/20 Introduced, referred to Transportation.  Subcommittee: Mommsen, Meyer, B. and Siegrist. 1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage.  2/8 Passed House, yeas 91, nays none. Messaged to the Senate. 2/15 Read first time, attached to companion SF 318.  
Licensure HF549 (Previously HSB140) Relates to the completion and passage of CNA and CMA competency exams, and reciprocity agreements. 1/26 Introduced, referred to Human Resources. Subcommittee: Andrews, Mascher and Moore, T. 2/10 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 2-1. 2/11 Committee report, recommending amendment and passage. 2/16 Committee report approving bill.  
Licensure SF318 Renewal of CDL licenses without examination. (Companion bill HF280). 2/10 Introduced, placed on calendar  
Licensure SF424 (Previously SSB114) Relates to the licensures of persons completing an apprenticeship. 2/2 Introduced, referred to State Government. 2/8 Subcommittee: Koelker, Bisignano, and Brown. 2/11 Committee report approving bill. 2/18 Committee report, approving bill. Introduced, placed on calendar  
Operations HF204 Off-Campus Student/Staff Behavior.  Prohibits postsecondary institutions from requiring students or staff to wear masks or to socially-distance when off-campus. 1/25 Introduced, referred to Education.  
Operations HF309 (Successor HSB28) Restricting public agency disclosure of and access to certain personal information related to tax-exempt organizations. 2/1 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/3 Fiscal Note: LSB1731HV.  2/17   Amendment H-1071 filed. 2/23 Passed House, yeas 84 nays 9. Messaged to Senate. Read first time, referred to Judiciary. 2/24 Subcommittee: Johnson, Bolkcom, and Zaun; fiscal note.  
Operations HF364 (Previously HSB36) Prohibited conduct by athletic agents. 2/2 Introduced, referred to State Government. 2/23 Subcommittee: Jacobsen, Bacon and Wilburn. Subcommittee meeting: 3/1, 10:45 a.m.  
Operations HF399 Statewide course numbering system for postsecondary and concurrent enrollment courses. 2/8 Introduced, referred to Education.  
Operations HF435 (Previously HSB136) Prohibit community colleges and Regents from requiring students and staff to wear masks or social distance when off-campus. 1/28 Introduced, referred to State Government.  Subcommittee: Mitchell, Bohannan and Nordman. 2/2/ Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 2-. 2/8 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/16 Passed House, yeas 90 nays none. 2/17 Message from House. Read first time in Senate, passed on file. Attached to companion SF439. Undecid.
Operations HF578 Relating to the executive orders of the Presidents of the United States. 2/17   Introduced, referred to State Government.  
Operations HF644 (Previously HF375) Registration of postsecondary schools with the College Student Aid Commission. 2/4 Introduced, referred to Education. 2/10 Subcommittee: Dolecheck, Bossman and Mascher. 2/16 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0. 2/17 Committee report, recommending passage. 2/23 Committee report approving bill. 2/23 Renumbered as HF644.  
Operations HSB131 Bill relating to conflicts of interest of certain state officials and employees resulting from service on boards of director of certain organizations. 1/25 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Boden, Bohannan and Jones. Subcommittee meeting 2/4.  
Operations HSB199 Directs that Regents to require that course syllabus for each course offered by a university be published on the university's website prior to the first day of class, and remain on the website until at least the second anniversary of the date on which the syllabus was originally posted. 2/10 Introduced, referred to Education.  Subcommittee: Brink, Fry and Winckler. 2/15 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 2-0.  
Operations SF105 Sexual exploitation of student with disabilities. 1/20 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. 1/25 Subcommittee: Taylor, J., Johnson, and Petersen. 2/10 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. Undecid.
Operations SF183 (Prev SSB1018) Construction manager-at-risk commercial construction alternative delivery method and prohibiting certain other alternative delivery methods in the public sector. 1/12 Introduced, referred to State Government. 1/14 Subcommittee: Smith, R., Bisignano, and Goodwin. Subcommittee Meeting: 01/20/2021. Committee report approving bill, renumbered as SF 183. 1/28 Passed Senate, yeas 28, nays 19. Messaged to the House. Read first time, referred to State Government. 2/8 Fiscal Note. 2/10 Subcommittee: Kaufmann, Bloomingdale, Bossman, Hunter and Wilburn.  Subcommittee at 10:00 a.m. Subcommittee meeting 2/15  
Operations SF69 Requires that contractors provide information about persons performing construction work on certain public improvement projects to the labor commission. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Labor and Business Relations. 1/13 Subcommittee: Brown, J. Taylor, and T. Taylor. 2/3 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. 2/25 Committee report approving bill, renumbered as []. Undecid.
Operations SSB1029 Provide reasonable accommodations to employees based on pregnancy or childbirth. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Labor and Business Relations. Subcommittee: Driscoll, Boulton, and Brown. Subcommittee Meeting: 01/21/2021. 1/21 Subcommittee reassigned: Driscoll, Boulton, and Whiting. Committee report approving bill, renumbered as []. Undecid.
Operations SSB1036 Restricts public agency disclosure of and access to certain personal information related to tax-exempt organizations.  Senate companion bill HF309. 1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Johnson, Bolkcom, and Shipley. 1/27 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. Undecid.
Operations SSB1039 Prohibiting conduct by athlete agents and making penalties applicable. House companion bill HF364. 1/13 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. 1/19 Subcommittee: Johnson, Boulton, and Reichman. Undecid.
Operations SSB1046 Relating to the operation of state government, including the review of state boards, the regulation of professions and occupations, and investigations conducted by state boards. 1/19 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Whiting, Jochum, and Smith, R. Subcommittee Meeting: 02/03 Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. 2/24 Committee report approving bill, renumbered as [].  
Programming HF132 Relating to online continuing education courses for maintaining a professional license. 1/21 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Lundgren, Donahue and Jones. 1/27 Subcommittee Meeting.  
Programming HF133 Relating to the extension of deadline to satisfy continuing education requirements in certain professions. 1/21 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Mascher, Gjerde and Lundgren.  Subcommittee Meeting: 01/28/2021 7:30AM RM 19.  
Programming HF222 Reduction of funding based on curriculum used for history instruction. 1/27 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/28 Subcommittee: Wheeler, Salmon and Smith. 2/2 Subcommittee reassigned: Wheeler, Smith and Stone. 2/9 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 2-1 Against
Programming HF380 (Previously HSB82) Drivers Education Instruction - Distracted Driving 1/20 Introduced, referred to Transportation. Subcommittee: Gerhold, Cisneros and Sunde. 1/21 Subcommittee.1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0. 2/4 Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/10
Passed House, yeas 94, nays none. 2/11 attached to companion SF317
 
Programming HF433 (Previously HSB78) Authorize a judge to appoint an uncertified court report for a period of up to one year. Companion bill SSB1107. 1/19 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Osmundson, Kaufmann and Wilburn. Subcommittee Meeting: 1/26; recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0.2/17  Passed House, yeas 96 nays none. 2/18 Message from House. Read first time, passed on file. 2/25 Attached to companion SF440.  
Programming HF516 Allows dental assistants to place sealants on teeth with additional training through an approved program. 2/15 Introduced, referred to Human Resources. Subcommittee: Bradley, Jeneary and Sunde. 2/17 Subcommittee recommends passage. Vote Total: 3-0.  
Programming HSB258 Establishes requirements for training on racism and seixm in schools, including prohibiting teaching that Iowa is fundamentally racist or sexist. 2/25 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. Subcommittee: Holt, Wheeler and Wolfe.  
Programming SF352 (Previously SF163) Relating to the extension of deadline to satisfy continuing education requirements in certain professions. 1/26 Introduced, referred to State Government. Subcommittee: Whiting, Boulton, and Johnson. 2/10 Committee report approving bill. 2/11 Introduced, placed on calendar. Committee report, approving bill. 2/15 Referred to Ways and Means. 2/16 Subcommittee: Sinclair, Bolkcom, and Dawson. Fiscal Note: (LSB1985SV)  
Regents HSB66 Relating to nonstate moneys expended by the Board of Regents. 1/15 Introduced, referred to Education.  Subcommittee: Wills, Steckman and Thompson. 1/21 Subcommittee. Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. Undecid.
Tax Credit HF12 Creates the Iowa job training tax credit program for registered apprenticeship participants. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Economic Growth.  
Tax Credits HF36 Provides for the future repeal of certain tax credits. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means.  1/13 Subcommittee: Dawson, Goodwin, and Quirmbach.  
Tax Credits HSB1 Tax credits awarded by the economic development authority for specific capital contributions made to certified rural business growth funds for investment in qualified businesses. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means.  Subcommittee: Lohse, Gjerde, and Nordman.  
Taxes SF124 Exempting certain homestead property from specified school property tax levies. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Ways and Means. 1/26 Subcommittee: Dawson, Dotzler, and Goodwin.  
Tenure HF496 (Formerly HF49) Prohibits tenure at institutions of higher learning. 1/13 Introduced, referred to Education. 1/14 Subcommittee: Wheeler, Mascher, and Wills. 1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage: vote total: 2-1. 2/10 Committee report, recommending passage 12-9.  2/11 Introduced, placed on calendar. Undecid.
Tenure SF41 Prohibits tenure at public postsecondary institutions. 1/11 Introduced, referred to Education.  1/14 Subcommittee: Carlin, Quirmbach, and Rozenboom. 2/11 Subcommittee recommends passage Undecid.
Weapons HF343 Relating to carrying of weapons including on the grounds of a school, community or university. 2/2 Introduced, referred to Public Safety.  
Weapons HF408 Approval of organizations that may certify persons to offer handgun safety training courses. 2/8 Introduced, referred to Public Safety.  
Weapons SF174 (Prev SF30) Relates to certain individuals being able to carry weapons on school property. 1/11 Introduced, referred to Judiciary. 1/12 Subcommittee: Dawson, Johnson, and Kinney. 1/26 Subcommittee recommends passage. 1/27 Committee report approving bill. Undecid.
WITHDRAWN        
Health Care HF5 Expands the current rural health care forgivable loan program to include the regents or accredited private institutions. 1/12 Introduced, referred to Education.  1/13 Subcommittee: Bossman, Kerr and Winckler. 1/19 Subcommittee recommends passage. 1/27 Withdrawn Undecid.
K12 SF262 (Prev. SSB1077) Senior Year Plus.  Provides an option for a student who is unable to meet all grade level proficiency requirements to enroll in a Dual Credit course.  Companion bill to HF308. 1/21 Introduced, referred to Education. Subcommittee: Sinclair, Smith, J., and Taylor, J. 2/1
Subcommittee recommends amendment and passage. 2/4 Committee report, approving bill. Introduced, placed on calendar. 2/17 Amendment S-3027 filed, adopted. S.J. 374. HF 308 substituted. Withdrawn
Undecid.
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